Every website you have ever visited on the world wide web is a site hosted somewhere. This includes your social media like Facebook and twitter, your news like ABC and CNN and even this website your currently on wefixit.com.au. Now this can sound confusing when you’re so accustomed to websites simply existing but don’t worry we are here to help you understand what web hosting is and why it is important. Once you understand the ins and outs of basic web hosting then you will be able to understand pricing and why lower webhosting pricing the great deal may not be you assume.
What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a service that makes your site or web application accessible on the internet. Web hosting goes hand in hand with Secure sockets layer (SSL) and Domain Name System (DNS). All three of these services require different payment amounts however they do work in conjunction to run a website. SSL Certificates are not a necessary technology but are highly recommended as the SSL certificate is used to establish and encrypted link between a server and a client.
DNS on the other hand is what computers use to turn domain names (i.e., the URL of your website) into an IP address. Every device connected to the internet has its own IP address. We as users pay to secure the Domain name system for our website so that others cannot use the same IP. For example, our business owns wefixit.com.au and wefixit.com and wefix-it.com.au 3 separate Domain Name Systems. All these three DNS however are pointed to our web hosting server that as the name states hosts our websites files.
Why do I need Web Hosting Services?
The performance of your website such as speed, SEO score and other critical factors are all linked to your web hosting choices. When you purchase a web hosting subscription from a company that company is then responsible for maintaining and keeping their servers running 24/7 to ensure performance capabilities for the websites they host. If the company webserver goes down all websites hosted on that server would also go down for the time, the hosting companies’ server is out of action.
How much does it cost?
We Fix I.T offers two webhosting packages as outlined below. Our standard package is billed from $240 AUD per year. Whereas our Premium Package stands from $280 AUD per year. If you would like additional resources added to your plan, we are also able to offer extras at different costs as outlined below.
What do the packages include?
Additional Add Ons
Additional Maintenance on either package costs start from $80.00 AUD per month additional. Inclusive of:
- regular updates to plugins,
- 12 limited/ticketed support for website configuration